Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Large dust plume ejecting off west Africa
Saharan dust heading for Europe in Feb 2021; second major dust outbreak of the season
Contrails - when do we see them from satellites?
Looking at the contrails in satellite images and investigating supportive atmospheric conditions.
Dust over the US Central Plains and Gulf of Mexico
Major dust outbreak over the American Central Plains in mid-January 2021.
Early summer convection in central Argentina and Uruguay
Severe convection in central Argentina in December 2020.
Pacific cirrus above stratocumulus
New NIR1.3 channel on GOES ABI helps to detect thin cirrus clouds above low-level clouds.
Iceberg A68-A curves around South Georgia Island
The breakup of Iceberg A68-A, in December 2020, was observed in Meteosat and GOES imagery.
A large smoke cloud was sucked into Hurricane Paulette, changing microphysical properties of associated cloud bands.
Catastrophic fires in Oregon and California
In early September 2020, unusually high winds and continued dry weather caused the rapid expansion of multiple wildfires in Oregon.
Cancer solstice 2020
The Cancer solstice, with the Sun directly over the Tropic of Cancer, took place in 2020 on 20 June at 21:43 UTC.
Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust, declared by the media as an "historic Saharan dust plume", travelled on easterly trade winds all the way to the Caribbean and south-eastern parts of the continental US.